2024 State Momentum Update: February 7

Since our last update on January 23, a number of states have added to the strong momentum with bills to prohibit the purchase of technology by companies owned or operated by the Chinese government. Below is the latest roundup of legislative activity by state lawmakers leading the fight to help protect residents, businesses, government offices, infrastructure, and personal and sensitive data from threats posed by the Chinese government.Utah (New): On January 26, 2024 Representative Candice Pierucci introduced the Public Entity Restrictions bill, HB 404. Among other things, it prohibits procurement of technology or technology services, networks, or systems from restricted foreign entities, including China. Maryland (New): On February 2, 2024 Delegate Brian Chisolm introduced HB 894 which prohibits an… Read More

States Starting 2024 with Legislative Focus on Restricting China Tech

Building on strong momentum in 2023, lawmakers in a growing number of states are starting their 2024 legislative sessions with bills to prohibit the purchase of technology by companies owned or operated by the Chinese government.Below is a roundup of legislative activity by state lawmakers leading the fight to help protect residents, businesses, government offices, infrastructure, and personal and sensitive data from threats posed by the Chinese government. Additional action in other states will only build on this momentum.Arizona: The Protection Procurement Act (House Bill 2436) has been introduced by Representative Lupe Diaz. The bill follows a comprehensive hearing by the Senate Military Affairs, Public Safety, and Border Security (MAPS) Committee on policies to address threats posed by… Read More